David Stern

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David Stern
David Stern.jpg
4th Commissioner of the NBA
In office
February 1, 1984 – January 31, 2014
DeputyRuss Granik (1990–2006)
Adam Silver (2006–2014)
Preceded byLarry O'Brien
Succeeded byAdam Silver
Personal details
Born
David Joel Stern

(1942-09-22) September 22, 1942 (age 76)
New York City
NationalityAmerican
Spouse(s)
Dianne Bock (m. 1963)
ChildrenEric A. Stern
Andrew Stern
Alma materRutgers University
Columbia Law School

David Joel Stern (born September 22, 1942)[1] is the former commissioner of the National Basketball Association. He started with the Association in 1966 as an outside counsel, joined the NBA in 1978 as General Counsel, and became the league's Executive Vice President in 1980.

Stern became Commissioner in 1984, replacing Larry O'Brien. He is known for increasing the popularity of the NBA in the 1990s and 2000s.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "David Stern Celebrity". TV Guide. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  2. "From Corned Beef To Caviar". Sports Illustrated. June 3, 1991.